• Product Description


    BMI260 is an ultra-low power IMU that combines precise acceleration and angular rate measurement with intelligent on-chip motion-triggered interrupt features. The 6-axis sensor combines a 16-bit triaxial gyroscope and a 16-bit triaxial accelerometer in a compact 2.5 x 3.0 x 0.8 mm³ LGA package.

    BMI260 is the next-generation IMU targeting fast and accurate inertial sensing in smartphone and human machine interface (HMI) applications. The IMU provides highly accurate step counting, motion detection and is pin-to-pin compatible with the BMI160. BMI260 features Bosch’s automotive-proven gyroscope technology. Significant improvements in BMI260 include, but are not restricted to, the overall accelerometer performance, i.e. an extremely low zero-g offset and sensitivity error, low temperature drifts, robustness over PCB strain and a low noise density.

    On top, BMI260 features the industry’s first self-calibrating gyroscope using motionless CRT (Component Re-Trimming) functionality to compensate MEMS typical soldering drifts, ensuring post-soldering sensitivity errors down to ± 0.4%.


    - Advanced gesture / activity and context recognition

    - Optical and electronic image stabilization (OIS/EIS)

    - Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)

    - Location based services

    - Augmented / virtual reality (AR/VR)

    - Indoor navigation / pedestrian dead reckoning (PDR)


    Mobile Applications

    The BMI260 family is optimized for smartphone applications. It is equipped with a high-performance accelerometer and provides highly accurate step counting, motion detection and precise data to support indoor SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping). In addition to increased performance, it offers significantly reduced power consumption for extended smartphone battery life and reduced charging cycles for end users.

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    Imaging Applications

    The new BMI260 family boasts powerful OIS and EIS features. Excellent, low latency, minimal group delays and high-precision time stamps substantially improve photo and video quality for end users. Dual SPI interfaces enable a single IMU to serve two SPI-based modules, supporting stereo or 3D camera operation. Using the BMI260 on the mainboard enables congruent HMI and OIS functions, such as stabilized panorama photo panning and action video tagging.

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    Other sensors in the same category



    The BMI260 family is a new generation of high-performance IMUs targeted at smartphone applications. The BMI261 variant is fully AndroidTM compliant and specifically optimized for always-on smartphone gesture and activity recognition.


    The BMI260 family is a new generation of high-performance IMUs targeted at smartphone applications. The BMI263 is Bosch Sensortec’s first product to be fully compliant with the latest MIPI I3CSM standard and supports both asynchronous and synchronous timing control.

  • Technical data
    Parameter Technical data
    Digital resolution Accelerometer (A): 16-bit or 0.06 mg/LSB
    Gyroscope (G): 16-bit or 0.004 dps/LSB
    Programmable measurement range & sensitivity (A): ±2 g: 16384 LSB/g
    (A): ±16 g: 2048 LSB/g

    (G): ±125 dps: 262.1 LSB/dps
    (G): ±2000 dps: 16.4 LSB/dps
    Zero-g/Zero-rate offset (A): ±20 mg
    (G): ±0.5 dps
    Sensitivity Error (A): ± 0.4%
    (G): ± 0.4% (with CRT)
    Temperature range -40 … +85 °C
    Temperature behaviour
    (TCO; TCS)
    (A): ±0.25 mg/K; ±0.004 %/K
    (G): ±0.02 dps/K; ±0.02 %/K
    Noise density (A): 160 µg/√Hz
    (G): 0.008 dps/√Hz
    Offset vs PCB strain (A): ±0.01 mg/µε
    (G): ±1.5 mdps/µε
    Filter BW (programmable) (A): 5 Hz … 684 Hz
    (G): 11 Hz … 751 Hz
    Output Data Rate (ODR) (A): 12.5 Hz … 1.6 kHz
    (G): 25 Hz … 6.4 kHz
    Digital inputs/outputs 2x SPI; 2x I2C; AUX I/F; OIS I/F
    2x digital interrupts
    Supply voltage 1.7 … 3.6 VDD
    1.2 … 3.6 VDDIO
    Current consumption 685 µA at full ODR (aliasing-free)
    Package size 2.5 x 3.0 x 0.8 mm³
    14 pin LGA
  • Downloads
    Type of document Download
    Flyer BST-BMI260-FL000
    Handling, soldering & mounting instructions BST-MIS-HS001
    Shuttle board flyer BST-DHW-FL030
    Shipment & packaging details BST-MIS-SP000